Art & Entertainment

Sinhalese Have Their Origins in Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: According to the Mahavamsa, arguably the greatest chronicle of Sri Lanka, the founder of the Sinhalese community was from East India When three years back, a Sri Lankan envoy sought Indian support on the basis of the claim that the Sinhalese people are descendents of Odias and Bengalis, there was an […]



ULF Begins Today, 100 Speakers in 3 Days

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Eminent Poet and Thinker Haraprasad Das will deliver key note address. The second edition of Utkal Literature Festival (ULF) kick starts today at Bhanja kala Mandap, Bhubaneswar. One of the leading regional literary event in eastern India, KLF is going to present more than 100 speaker from Odisha and outside […]



Pageant For Visually-Impaired Girls, Jhumuri Biswal Bagged Miss Odisha

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: In an unique initiative for the specially-abled girls, Bhubaneswar played host to a beauty pageant held for visually-impaired girls. Out of the 14 participants selected in the age group of 18-30 years, some of the girls were fully visually blind, while some of them were partially blind. Jhumuri Biswal bagged […]


Veteran Painter, Author Dinanath Pathy Passed Away

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Drawing master of Digapahandi is no more Noted Odia painter, author and historian Dinanath Pathy died of cardiac arrest, today morning. He was 74. Pathy was admitted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after he complained of illness during his morning walk. He took his last breath there while undergoing treatment. Pathy was […]


Balochistan to Bollywood

By Odisha Story Bureau, Bhubaneswar: Kader Khan’s journey from Balochistan to Bombay will bring tears to your eyes By mentioning the “freedom struggle in Balochistan” during his Independence Day speech, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put forward the most significant and open expression of India’s solidarity with the Baloch people.  But keep the geo-politics aside […]


Ila Panda (nee Dash): The Forgotten Artist

By Supriya Prasanta: Ila Panda (1934-2005) was an artist and social activist from Odisha. Her father, Ghanashyam Dash was a Professor of History. She received education at Ravenshaw Girls’ School and went on to study arts at Santiniketan for four years. She worked as a drawing teacher at various government schools in Odisha before she […]



Adwaita Gadanayak Likely to be New NGMA Director

By Odisha Story Bureau, New Delhi: Odisha-based acclaimed sculptor Adwaita Gadanayak is likely to be the new director of National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) and replace Rajeev Lochan who retired two months ago amid allegations of irregularities. According to source, Gadanayak will be the new director of NGMA. An official announcement regarding this would […]